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Meaning and name origin

Gwyneth \gw(y)-ne-th\ as a girl's name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Gwyneth is "happiness". From "gwynaeth". Of uncertain meaning and also possibly from the Welsh district name Gwynedd, probably from "gwen" meaning "white, fair". Its use in the English-speaking world seems to have been due to the popular novelist Annie Harriet Hughes (19th century) whose pen name was Gwyneth Vaughan. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow.

Gwyneth has 23 variant forms: Cheryth, Gweneth, Gwenetta, Gwenette, Gwenisha, Gwenita, Gwenith, Gwenness, Gwenneth, Gwennetta, Gwenyth, Gwineth, Gwinneth, Gwinyth, Gwynedd, Gwynith, Gwynna, Gwynne, Gwynneth, Winnie, Winny, Wynne and Wynnie.

For more information, see also related girl names Gwyn and Gwendolyn.


Gwyneth is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3722 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gwyneth for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gwyneth name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gwyneth outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gwyneth and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gwendolyn, Gwyneth and Winnie. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gwendolyn, Gwyneth, Winnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gwendolyn, Winnie outside U.S.


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